Christmas newsletter 2019Well folks its that time of year again! With Christmas fast approaching all of our artists are busy making Christmas decorations and potential Christmas gifts. This newsletter is here to give you all the information on our new seasonal products and workshops we have over the winter months!
This month . . .
Our harvest exhibition has been a really successful first open exhibition for the gallery and has been so insightful to the huge amount of talent in the town, the harvest exhibition will stay on show until the 13th December, the next exhibition will be a small showcase of exciting work from Purbeck and Poole painters, a beginners/improvers art class that takes place in the gallery each week, this will be showing in the gallery until the new year!
As well as this we have our guest artist exhibiting this season, Juliet west is a local mixed media artist who incorporates gold, silver and copper leaf into her acrylic paintings of local scenes. Here is a small sampling of some of the works we have on display, we think they are absolutely stunning and well worth a visit!
This Christmas we also have a huge array of seasonal products as well as lots of new paintings, prints, soft furnishings, glass and ceramics. We've already got our Christmas tree up! Scroll on down the newsletter for a sneak preview of some of the exciting new products we have in time for Christmas.
Firstly we've got lots of Christmas decorations on display, fabric, glass and wooden for whatever look your going for this Christmas, they are all lovingly handcrafted by our exhibiting artists.
We also have some new ceramics! Wonderfully unique soap dishes and tealight holders by Holly Sandham.
Lastly we have lots of new fabric creations by our resident artist Nicky Stockley, new lampshades have made their way into the gallery, as well as these lovely crushed velvet cushions. New bags and scarves are also up for sale!
Happy Birthday Purbeck Painters
This month is the 2 year anniversary of Purbeck and Poole painters, a small beginners/improvers art class set up by one of resident artists Nicky Stockley, as we have an exhibition for the club next month we thought we would share a little about the club and some pictures of students work from over the past two years!
(Nicky) I set up Purbeck painters initially after working for a company that taught beginners art classes. It was with these classes that I discovered a real passion for teaching, everyone can learn to draw and paint and its such a rewarding experience when someone creates something that they're really proud of or didn't think they could do. I wanted to make a class that was beginner friendly in the Purbecks and in Poole where I live, where complete newcomers to art could start their journey, explore mediums and find the one or more that they really enjoy doing.
The original class has gone from strength to strength, our base is in the gallery but the class has expanded to Parkstone and Corfe Mullen since starting, as well as a new 'mini Purbeck painters' which is specifically for home educated children to learn art. We're getting more and more adventurous each term exploring new mediums, I'm very lucky to have such wonderful classes! Here's some of the amazing work people have achieved over the past 2 years!
Upcoming workshops . . .
Purbeck painters is now signing up new members for the Winter term. Below is a sneak peek of our curriculum with lots of exciting projects planned for September 2019.
To book your place on the course either call into the gallery or contact Nicky:
You can also visit www.nicolastockley.co.uk for more information on our club and our Poole classes
Mark Page's draw like a pro workshops run from 11-1pm and 2-4pm on Wednesdays, all materials are included and no booking is required, just drop in!
The Isle of Purbeck Arts club is also looking out for new members. Gina Marshall is the chairman for this charity that supports and promotes art within the Isle of Purbeck. There are two art groups, Tuesday morning group and Thursday evening, sessions have an occasional guest tutor or you can work on your own thing. Exhibition opportunities are also available, contact Gina on our mailing address for more information!